There's something of a trend around the subversive period piece at the moment. Yorgos Lanthimos told Queen Anne's story in The Favourite (earning Olivia Colman her Oscar), Josie Rourke told a tale of two sisters in Mary Queen of Scots, and Greta Gerwig ripped up the rulebook with her take on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.
In 2020, photographer Autumn de Wilde makes her directorial debut with Emma, looking not so dissimilar to Sofia Coppola's outstanding Marie Antoinette in terms of the indulgence, sophistication, and over-the-top comedy.
An impressive period piece wouldn't be complete without an impressive contemporary cast – taking on the titular role is Anya Taylor-Joy, fresh from Thoroughbreds and The Witch. Mia Goth will be playing Harriet Smith, Johnny Flynn is George Knightley, Josh O'Connor is Mr. Elton, and Bill Nighy takes on Mr. Woodhouse.
It's set to be a raucous, rewarding feat – and as the needle shifts towards better representation in the industry, it seems like a smart idea to go all the way back in time, and make our way up. Be a part of the movement when Emma comes to cinemas next February.
|What||Emma: Jane Austen adaptation with Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn|
14 Feb 20 – 14 Feb 21, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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